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Innumeracy : Mathematical Illeracy and its Consequences
Innumeracy Mathematical Illeracy and its Consequences Author:John Allen Paulos Innumeracy-the mathematical counterpart of illiteracy-is a disease that has ravaged our technological society. To combat this terrible disease, John Allen Paulos has concocted the perfect vaccine: this book, which is in many ways better than an entire high school math education! Our society would be unimaginably different if the average person t... more »ruly understood the ideas in this marvelous and important little book. It is probably hopelessly optimistic to dream this way, but I hope that Innumeracy might help launch a revolution in math education that would do for innumeracy what Sabin and Salk did for polio.
- Douglas Hofstadter, Author of Godel, Escher, Bach
A book meant for the numerate and innumerate alike, chock-full of examples taken from current events, conveyed in a style so lucid that one wonders why no one ever explained it this way before.
- Sheila Tobias, author of Overcoming Math Anxiety« less